Under-stairs storage

We had to find two solutions to two problems - our client had little storage in his house but a number of books and CDs to hide and display and also a number of hard drives, media players and other hardware all with the accompanying unsightly cables which needed to link up to one another.  After a fruitless search that produced furniture that was both expensive and didn't do all we needed it to, we commissioned a cabinet maker to make a combination of shelving and open and closed cabinets.  I wanted floating shelves but the walls were paper thin so we designed a neat fin shape under each shelf in a contrasting oak veneer.  We had the cabinets sprayed at a car finishing shop in a colour to match the kitchen cabinets and should the owner move he can take all the furniture with him - it's not built in.